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Grab Our ‘Kids for a £quid’ Offer Before it Swims Away

August 10, 2017


Come join us a Bristol Aquarium this summer for plenty of fintastic fun! We’ve got a host of exciting events, activities, daily talks and feeds, and educational displays – what’s more, we’re offering a special discount for families!

5 Things You Can Do to Help Take Better Care of Our Oceans

June 20, 2017


The vast increase in waste and pollution around the globe is having a devastating impact on the environment. But this isn’t just a problem on land – our oceans are sadly suffering too.

Aquarium’s blooming marvellous Orchids go on display at flower show

July 8, 2016


Bristol Aquarium joined forces with students from a Somerset school project to create a stunning orchid display at Hampton Court Flower Show this week. The display was part of an ongoing joint project between the Harbourside attraction and Writhlington School Orchid project in Radstock. Last year, pupils from the school helped build a permanent orchid […]

Aquarium Lobster set to be a radio star

July 5, 2016


A lobster from Bristol Aquarium is set to star in a national radio broadcast next week. ‘Satsuma’ a bright orange coloured crustacean, which has been living at the Harbourside attraction since 2014, is to feature in an episode of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Natural Histories’ programme. The show’s presenter Brett Westwood travelled to the aquarium to […]

Special Delivery as Male Pipefish Gives Birth

May 12, 2016


Keepers at Bristol Aquarium are celebrating the arrival of dozens of baby pipefish following an unexpected breeding boom. More than 50 tiny, five-centimetre-long broadnose pipefish babies have already been born at the Harbourside attraction with potentially hundreds more due imminently. The newborns are being looked after in one of the aquarium’s special nursery displays and […]

Blue lobster twin

February 4, 2016


Shell shocked by lobster ‘twin’! Staff were a little shell-shocked this morning and thought they were seeing double when they discovered Charlotte, our bright blue lobster, apparently sharing her display with an identical twin. On closer inspection it became clear the ‘twin’ was in fact a complete moult. The delicate moult is an exact replica of Charlotte including both claws, legs […]

Jeremy Wade Live

February 1, 2016


Jeremy Wade Live: Behind the Scenes of River Monsters Photo Exhibition WHEN: Wednesday, February 10th, 12pm & 3:30pm (talk), each followed by Q&A and book signing. WHERE: Bristol Aquarium, Anchor Road, Harbourside. Dive deeper into the action packed world of ITV’s hit series and global phenomenon, River Monsters, with presenter, Jeremy Wade – made in […]

Fishy stock take

January 6, 2016


Annual stock take Our annual stock-take is taking place from Saturday January 9th to Sunday January 10th at Bristol Aquarium with our own version of a ‘fishy census!’. Throughout the weekend, staff here at Bristol’s biggest aquarium are inviting visitors to volunteer to help spot and record the number of certain species including sharks, rays and seahorses. […]

World’s rarest sea turtle rehab

December 15, 2015


World’s rarest sea turtle treated at Bristol Aquarium  ——————————————————————————————- 26/12/15 – sad news We are saddened to report that the rare Kemps Ridley turtle which washed up on the Welsh Coast last week, has lost the fight for her life. Despite the best efforts of our rehabilitation team assisted by vets and turtle experts, the turtle was […]

River Monsters exhibition

November 13, 2015


River Monsters exhibition to open at Bristol Aquarium River Monsters #WhatWeSee From Friday 27 November images from ITV’s hit series and global phenomenon ‘River Monsters’ are going on display at Bristol Aquarium. The inaugural River Monsters #WhatWeSee exhibition showcases over 25 incredible photographic images from the hit series that is hosted by extreme angler explorer […]